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# SDL & VC++

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I''m new to SDL (I havn''t done anything except try and set it up) and I''m having some problems. I''ve tried setting up SDL for use with VC++. I follow the instrustions, but using precompiled dlls. I compile alright, I just get the following link errors: SDLmain.lib(SDL_main.obj) : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol _SDL_main Debug/SDLTest.exe : fatal error LNK1120: 1 unresolved externals I''ve added the SDL.lib and SDLmain.lib to the library directory in configurations too. (After it wasn''t working the first time). I''ve played around a bit, but can''t seem to find the problem. The projtus IS a multithreaded dll, but still doesn''t work. anybody able to help? or would it be best to get SDL working on linux? slip

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You must have a "int main (int argc, char* argv[])" function in your program. But did you go through the SDL tutorials on gamedev? SDL is very straight forward to set-up for MSVC, there are no hidden tricks.

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Diodor is right.
You could also try including SDLmain.lib before SDL.lib. If that doesn''t fix the problem go to project settings and select code generation in the c++ tab. There set the configuration to multithreaded dll for release build and to multithreaded dll debug for debug build. (My information may be not so accurate as i don''t have vc++ right here )

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Original post by baumep

You could also try including SDLmain.lib before SDL.lib.

I don''t know if that is important in MSVC, but it is mandatory for DevC++.